Running Time: 28 min.
Production Date: 2000
Director: Kanazawa Katuma
Cast: Animated and featuring the voices of Misty Rain and Tabitha Stevens
Initial Expectations: I wasnít too impressed with Blackmail 1, so Iím not expecting too much here either.
Initial Reaction: Itís a few steps down from the first part, which makes it completely worthless.
Who Should Watch It : Pedophiles and rapists
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting to watch sex that appears enjoyable
Audio /Video Quality: The audio and video both appear very good for what the source is like. The animation isnít that developed, think Pokemon, but there isnít any noticeable pixelation or remnants to hold it back further.
Music: The music is soft and has a bit of a sad feeling that fits the feature only too well.
Menus: The main menu is nicely animated and gives a good first impression. The chapter menu lets you choose a scene based on a small clip of each scene and a title for the scene.
The Feature: Yumiko has returned with a few friends. After breaking Aya in the previous episode, they have set their sites on sisters Miku and Asuka. Theyíre blackmailed into being raped, and everybody around them suffers as well.
The sex starts out with Aya being forced to videotape a group of guys gang rape Yumika under the threat of being raped herself. Later, Asuka is molested on a train only to have to held the molester rape Reka, one of her friends, so pictures of her donít get out. The group goes to Miku and Asukaís house, where they find both Miku and their mother. The guys take the mother first while Yumiko goes after Miku and rapes and demeans her. Yumiko turns Miku over to the guy who raped her sister, who then rapes Mikuís ass. Reka is brought into the act later, and Miku is even made to get it on with her mother. I can honestly say that there wasnít a single moment of the sex in Blackmail 2 that turned me on in the slightest. The only reaction it had with me was to make my stomach churn.
Blackmail 2 is one of the few anime features Iíve seen that has absolutely no redeeming factors. There isnít really any plot to this episode, and the only storyline to it seems to be that Miku and her sister get raped and everybody around them are drawn into it. Sadly, even the few people who are drawn into it in hopes of stopping it are brought down, and I canít say that thereís a single comfortable moment in the entire movie. Itís done with such darkness that everything seems pointless since the bad guys are going to win anyway. Even the sex is done with this mentality, which is strong enough that it got my stomach churning through most of it and I had to walk away a couple times during the movie. Blackmail 2 is one of the few features Iíve seen that makes me fear for anybody whoíd actually get turned on by it.
Extras: The extras are the same on all of the DVDs in the Blackmail series. Three photo galleries are included, one for the feature, one for Misty Rain, and one for Tabitha Stevens. The feature gallery lasts about a minute and a quarter while the star galleries last about two minutes. In each case, the photo is clear and lasts about six seconds before moving onto the next photo. As usual, thereís also web links and the B-Side of the DVD contains trailers for most of NuTechís anime releases.
Themes: Anime, rape, group, abuse, lesbian, anal, and incest
Raincoat Factor: Low
Condom Usage: None needed
Overall: Currently, many of NuTechís anime DVDs can be found online for between $11 and $22 with most stores offering them for around $15. Skip this one as thereís absolutely nothing enjoyable about it. The technical aspects are nicely done and the extras are repeated, and theyíre the only good things about this DVD.
Note to NuTech: Itís nice to see you bringing in some top name stars for the voices, but it would be much nicer to have the full story at a decent price.
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